convert

1
[ verb kuh n-vurt; noun kon-vurt ]
/ verb kənˈvɜrt; noun ˈkɒn vɜrt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become converted.
Football. to make a conversion.

noun

one who has been converted, as to a religion or opinion.

Nearby words

  1. conversion disorder,
  2. conversion ratio,
  3. conversion table,
  4. conversive heat,
  5. conversus,
  6. convertase,
  7. converted,
  8. converted rice,
  9. converted steel,
  10. converter

Origin of convert

1
1250–1300; Middle English converten < Latin convertere to change completely, equivalent to con- con- + vertere to turn round (see verse); convert (noun) replacing converse, Middle English convers (< Anglo-French) < Latin; see converse2

SYNONYMS FOR convert
1. See transform. 2. proselytize. 16. proselyte, neophyte, disciple.

Related formscon·ver·tive, adjective

convert

2
[ kon-vurt ]
/ ˈkɒn vɜrt /

noun Informal.

Origin of convert

2
by shortening of convertible

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British Dictionary definitions for convert

convert

verb (kənˈvɜːt) (mainly tr)

noun (ˈkɒnvɜːt)

a person who has been converted to another belief, religion, etc
Derived Formsconvertive, adjective

Word Origin for convert

C13: from Old French convertir, from Latin convertere to turn around, alter, transform, from vertere to turn

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